Thursday, April 13, 2006
A Legend Fades Away...
Dr Raj Kumar, icon of Kannada cinema passed away yesterday. I got the news through an SMS from a journalist friend of mine. The marvel of technology was such that within minutes, everyone in the university came to know.
Dr Raj was an amazing actor. Some of the roles he played are legendary. He has won all the awards there is in India., including the very prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. And the songs from his films...wow. We have all sung his songs on a daily basis. Most are unforgettable for a Kannadiga.
Kannada Prabha, a Kannada newspaper of the Express Group, had a beautiful front page where he was shown walking into the sunset with the headline 'Hutti Baa...Mathe' (Take birth...again). He was a revered God for many.
May his soul rest in peace.